[Advaita-l] Rtam and Satyam

H S Chandramouli hschandramouli at gmail.com
Fri Jul 8 09:45:33 EDT 2022


The following is from the Taittariya Up Bhashya Vartika of Swami Sri

<<  यथाशास्त्रं  यथाकार्यं  बुद्धौ  सुपरिनिश्चितम्  I

      ऋतं  तत्वधीनत्वाद्वदिष्यामीति  सङ्गतिः II  >>  Verse 46

<<  yathAshAstraM  yathAkAryaM  buddhau  suparinishchitam  I

      RRitaM  tatvadhInatvAdvadiShyAmIti  sa~NgatiH  II  >>

Translation (Sri Balasubrahmanian)  <<  That which is fully ascertained by
the intellect as taught in the scripture and as constituting our duty is
called Rtam. Since it is under your control, I will declare you to be Rtam

<<  प्रयोगस्य  तदेवर्तं  सत्यमभिधीयते  I

       तदपि  त्वदधीनत्वाद्वदिष्याम्येव  साम्प्रतम्  II  >>   Verse  47

<<   prayogasya  tadevartaM  satyamabhidhIyate  I

       tadapi  tvadadhInatvAdvadiShyAmyeva  sAmpratam  II  >>

Translation  <<  The same (Rtam), when executed in action, is called
Satyam. Since that, too, is under your control, I shall declare you to be
that (Satyam).  >>

On Fri, Jul 8, 2022 at 5:29 PM H S Chandramouli <hschandramouli at gmail.com>

> Namaste.
> I just noticed that Sri Subrahmanian Ji has already cited this quote from
> Tai Up though perhaps his understanding of the same is different from what
> I have said. Sorry for the repetition of the quote.
> Regards
> On Fri, Jul 8, 2022 at 5:14 PM H S Chandramouli <hschandramouli at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> Namaste.
>> Tai Up ;;  Valli 1,AnuvAka 1
>> <<  ऋतं यथाशास्त्रं यथाकर्तव्यं बुद्धौ सुपरिनिश्चितमर्थं त्वदधीनत्वात्
>> त्वामेव वदिष्यामि ; सत्यमिति स एव वाक्कायाभ्यां सम्पाद्यमानः >>
>> <<  RRitaM yathAshAstraM yathAkartavyaM buddhau suparinishchitamarthaM
>> tvadadhInatvAt tvAmeva vadiShyAmi ; satyamiti sa eva vAkkAyAbhyAM
>> sampAdyamAnaH  >>,
>> My understanding, based on this, is that Rtam is implicit faith in what
>> the Shastras convey while Satyam is actions and speech carried out strictly
>> in accordance with what is ordained by the Shastras.
>> Regards

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